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Adams Express Company Journal, 1855

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95M5 Adams Express Company Journal, 1855-1863 95M5 Adams Express Company Journal, 1855-1863 Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-21T15:52-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Adams Express Company Journal 95M5 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.1 Cubic feet 1 item 1855-1863 Adams Express Company Journal (.1 cubic foot, 1 volume; dated 1855-1863) contains entries for deliveries made by the Adams Express Company from September 7, 1855 to November 1, 1863. Adams Co. Preferred Citation note [Identification of item], Adams Express Company Journal, 1855-1863, 95M5, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky. Historical note The Adams Express Company was founded in Boston in 1839. Originally called Burke and Company, its name was changed to Adams and Company after only two weeks when Alvin Adams agreed to buy out his partner. By 1850, the company had spread throughout the South, Southwest, and North. Much additional capital was invested at that time and the company's name was again changed to the Adams Express Company. During the Civil War, the company made a substantial amount of money shipping packages to and from the Union troops. In World War I, the government seized the railroad cars used by the express companies, and they lost money. The companies were merged into one large company, the Consolidated Express Company. Adams continued to exist but only as an investment company. Scope and Contents note Adams Express Company Journal (.1 cubic foot, 1 volume; dated 1855-1863) contains entries for deliveries made by the Adams Express Company from September 7, 1855 to November 1, 1863. The bulk of the entries are for the delivery of money, although there are a few items listed and one entry for the delivery of a Negro woman named Ann . . . There are several entries for deliveries made to the officers and men of the 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment while serving in Kentucky. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Adams Co. Adams Express Company. United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 35th. Express service--Kentucky--History. Journal (bookeeping records) Adams Express Company Journal 1 1 1855-1863